Stacey Abrams Fights Headwinds From Washington in Georgia Rematch

The Democrat is facing off for a second time against Brian Kemp, a Republican — but in a far-more-difficult political climate.

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Georgia, a New Battleground State, Is Once Again the Center of Attention

Republicans have fought bitter primaries in Georgia. But just two years after Democrats flipped the state, it’s trending back in the G.O.P.’s direction.

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Democrats See Headwinds in Georgia, and Everywhere Else

Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams, viewed as strong candidates by their party, will be running against President Biden’s low ratings as well as their G.O.P. rivals.

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Kemp and Perdue Debate, Looking Back at 2020 and Ahead to Abrams

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia and his Republican primary opponent, former Senator David Perdue, bickered over the previous election — and over who would be more likely to defeat Stacey Abrams in November.

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Trial Alleging Voter Suppression in 2018 Abrams-Kemp Georgia Race Begins

A trial is underway to determine whether Georgia’s handling of the 2018 election for governor was discriminatory, in a case brought by Stacey Abrams’s voting rights group.

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In Georgia, a Campaign Fueled by Trump’s Revenge Sputters

The former president plans to rally Republicans on Saturday in an attempt to jump-start David Perdue’s campaign to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp.

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Book Review: ‘Flipped,’ by Greg Bluestein

Greg Bluestein’s “Flipped” argues that Georgian voters are turning away from the Republican Party.

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Why Stacey Abrams Is Rejecting Her Democratic Stardom

On the campaign trail for Georgia governor, she is talking more about Medicaid expansion than voting rights, betting that a hyperlocal strategy and the state’s leftward tilt can lift her to victory.

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How Stacey Abrams Thinks About Business

In a new book, the candidate for Georgia governor delves into lessons she learned as a business owner. She says they’ve been useful for politics, too.

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Democratic Governors Look to Biden for a Political Reset

At a weekend fund-raising retreat, a group of governors worried about voters’ frustrations with Democrats. They hoped President Biden’s State of the Union speech would be a pivot point.

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Before Elections, Georgia Republicans Again Consider Voting Restrictions

A sweeping 2021 law drew a legal complaint from the Justice Department. Legislators in the state are considering several new measures focused on ballot access and fraud investigations.

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Voting Rights Groups Skipping Biden’s Speech Over Inaction

Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, also will not be there, but she cited a scheduling conflict.

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Left and Center-Left Both Claim Stacey Abrams. Who’s Right?

Ms. Abrams, the Georgia Democrat running for governor, has admirers in both wings of her party — and Republicans eager to defeat her. Her carefully calibrated strategy faces a test in 2022.

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Democrats Back Biden, But No Consensus About Plan B for 2024

Leaders with White House aspirations all say they’ll support the president for another term. But there is no shortage of chatter about the options if he continues to falter.

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Georgia Governor’s Race Puts State at Center of 2022 Political Drama

Former Senator David Perdue, encouraged by Donald Trump, is challenging Gov. Brian Kemp, a fellow Republican who defied the former president.

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Stacey Abrams Says She’s Running for Georgia Governor

Ms. Abrams, a Democratic voting rights activist, will aim to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp in a rematch of their contentious 2018 race for governor.

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McAuliffe Showed How You Lose Gracefully in Virginia

Democracy requires that the loser accept the legitimacy of the process.

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8 Black Women Who Are Mayors in Some of the U.S.’s Biggest Cities

Black women achieved a historic milestone as mayors of eight major American cities this year. Political analysts say the record number points to “the age of Black women in politics.”

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Can Beto O’Rourke Pull a Stacey Abrams?

The politician talks about the fight for voting rights, the possibilities for a blue Texas and a potential run for governor.

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A Bill Destined to Fail May Now Spawn More Plausible Options

The For the People Act had little chance of testing the limits of what if anything is still possible in Washington. Oddly, it was so far from passage that it may provide some hope, because so many avenues remain to be pursued.

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Encounters With Ghosts on Georgia’s Golden Isles

“I’ve spent a lifetime trying to outrun the ghosts of the South,” writes the author, whose African American grandparents were born in Georgia. A road trip reveals both the weight of the past and hope for the future.

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Joe Manchin and the Magic 50th Vote for Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill

Democrats know that their election overhaul has no chance as long as the filibuster exists, but they are eager to show that all that stands in its way are Republicans.

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Book Review: ‘While Justice Sleeps,’ by Stacey Abrams

In “While Justice Sleeps,” the veteran author and voting rights activist takes on the Supreme Court, biotech and blackmail — among other topics.

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The One Book Stacey Abrams Would Require the President to Read

The Georgia politician and romance writer, whose latest novel is the thriller “While Justice Sleeps,” recommends “Master of the Senate,” by Robert Caro: “It is a seminal work on the nature of power, the limits of the presidency and the awesome demands politics make on the soul.”

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Stacey Abrams Contains Multitudes

Her obsessions with public policy and pop culture came together in the new Supreme Court thriller “While Justice Sleeps,” the first time she has used her own name on one of her novels.

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Publisher to Reissue Stacey Abrams’s First Three Romance Novels

Berkley plans to offer “Rules of Engagement,” “The Art of Desire” and “Power of Persuasion” in 2022.

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15 New Books to Watch For in May

Buzzy new novels from Stacey Abrams, Jean Hanff Korelitz and Andy Weir; Michael Lewis’s take on the pandemic; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ode to grief and more.

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Kemp Seizes on Georgia Voting Law to Try to Win Back Trump and His Base

After resisting Donald Trump’s demands to overturn the state’s election results, Gov. Brian Kemp was an outcast in his own party. Now he’s embraced the state’s new voting bill as a way to rebuild his standing.

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Kemp Lashes M.L.B. as Republicans Defend Georgia’s Voting Law

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, who is starting his re-election push, argued that the league had “caved to fear” in moving its All-Star Game as he tried to rally Republicans around the new voting limits.

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As Some States Limit Voting Rights, New Jersey Will Expand Them

New Jersey, a state controlled by Democrats, will offer more than a week of early in-person voting for the first time before November’s election.

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A Political Hurricane Blew Through Georgia. Now It’s Bracing for More.

The country’s most hotly contested state has calmed down after months of drama, court fights and national attention (even the death threats have slowed). But new storms are on the horizon.

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Stacey Abrams on American Idealism and American Betrayal

Abrams helped win major Democratic victories in Georgia, the right is retaliating and it’s getting personal. But Abrams says she doesn’t mind; it’s all about the long game.

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Georgia Takes Center Stage in Battle Over Voting Rights

Two bills moving through the Republican-controlled Legislature would place new restrictions on voting access, in ways Democrats say would have an outsize impact on Black voters.

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Despite Chaos and Big Losses, Republicans Still Control Most of Georgia

Democrats had huge breakthroughs in winning the presidential vote and two Senate runoff elections. But power in the state’s government largely remains in the hands of Republicans.

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‘Hateful’ Tweet About Stacey Abrams Costs University Football Coach His Job

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga said that it had parted ways with Chris Malone, an offensive line coach, over a now-deleted social media post.

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For Democrats in Georgia, ‘There’s No Going Back’

The Democratic showing in the Senate races on Tuesday confirmed that Georgia’s metamorphosis from conservative bastion to battleground state was complete.

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The History Raphael Warnock Is Chasing

A Baptist preacher born and raised in Georgia, he would become his state’s first Black senator, breaking a barrier with distinct meaning in American politics.

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‘Fear the Democrats’: Georgia Republicans Deliver Persistent Message

Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are resting their re-election hopes on a strategy that calls more attention to what they’re against than what they support.

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Knocking on Two Million Doors in Georgia

Control of the Senate could hinge on Black voters — and on an ambitious effort to get them to the polls in the largest numbers ever for the Jan. 5 runoff elections.

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Six Weeks of Republican Shamelessness Have Done Real Damage

With its surreal defiance, the G.O.P. established a new normal for anti-democratic behavior.

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Brian Kemp Cast His Lot With Trump, and Has Now Paid the Price

Mr. Kemp rose to Georgia’s governorship with the help of President Trump, but his refusal to try to overturn the state’s election results has drawn Mr. Trump’s ire — and may affect his political future.

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Georgia Was a Big Win for Democrats. Black Women Did the Groundwork.

Before the Democratic Party invested in Georgia, or President Trump and Joe Biden saw it as a battleground, Black political organizers devoted years of hard work to turning out voters.

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Why Stacey Abrams Is Confident Georgia Will Stay Blue

Democrats agree that Ms. Abrams’ political vision helped deliver Georgia to Joe Biden. In an interview with The New York Times, she lays out why 2020 was the year it came together.

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Jeezy and Gucci Mane Address 15-Year Beef in Heated Verzuz Livestream

The Instagram hit battle, broadcast from an Atlanta strip club, was more tense than usual, but ended on a note of apparent reconciliation between the two star rappers.

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Our Political System Is Unfair. Liberals Need to Just Deal With It.

There are few if any pathways to changing either the Electoral College or the structure of the Senate in the near-term.

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What Democrats Are Up Against in Georgia

The Senate contenders face not just Republicans but also the state’s political history, which shows that change doesn’t come easy.

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What’s Not the Matter With Georgia?

A Democratic win offers hope — but also a warning.

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Goodbye, Donald Trump. You Lost This Election.

Don’t undersell the triumph of ousting Trump.

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As Biden Inches Ahead in Georgia, Stacey Abrams Draws Recognition and Praise

Celebrities, activists and voters credited Ms. Abrams for building a network of organizations that highlighted voter suppression and inspired an estimated 800,000 new voter registrations.

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In Georgia, a Chance for Women to Defeat Trump

How four traumatic years turned Georgia into a swing state.

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